5Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

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Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Mad Scientists walked through an ancient bazaar, sniffing out ingredients for their next formulation. The stalls were buzzing with activity as exotic spice vendors promoted their fragrant wares. But what ingredient would make the fabled 5th bean? The enticing aroma of an oily, smoky pod – black cardamom – caught their attention. Now that would turn the Imperial to Bazaar...

Added by superspak on 11-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
382
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
62
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 382 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of OrangeMen
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2016 release
~3 months from canning date

Appearance- Pours a black color, slight ruby red hues, opaque. Finger thick, light tan colored head, frothy thick. Touches of spotty head lacing and light alcohol legs on glass.

Aroma- Earthy spice, resin, pepper, winter spices. Mild roastiness and coffee, dry cocoa bitterness. Slight creaminess.

Taste- Roasty malts, coffee bitterness, dry cocoa powder and chocolates. Winter spices, earthy dryness, sweet cinnamon, and pine. Touch of vanilla creaminess.

Feel- Medium feel, fairly dry from the spicing. Moderate carbonation, fluffy and creamy smooth.

Overall- Spice adds a real interesting complexity, borderlines on winter type spices but then also is peppery and piney. Coffee and cocoa come forward most, only a touch of vanilla maybe on the finish. Very interesting flavor profile that works, warming and interesting.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nice dark brown black beer with amocha head that sticks and leaves nice lacing
S - big coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, nutmeg, cardamom? - not sure if thats what it is but theres a nice holiday hominess to this one
T # big coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, holiday spice
M - heavy mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste is roasty malts and coffee
O - great beer

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Photo of q33jeff
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
12/31/2016

Can to snifter. Last of my 4 pack, not sure why I didn't rate/review this before. Fresh 5beans lost a head to head with year old 4beans.

LOOK: dark black, medium beige head. Fades to a smaller head that lasts a bit.

AROMA: Coffee, spice, i guess it's cardamom, but it smells like nutmeg too.

TASTE: roasted malt, coffee, ashy aftertaste, cocoa and vanilla from 4beans is all but gone.

FEEL: Medium to full body. Just right for a porter.

Cardamom makes it more interesting, but not better. Still a quality porter.

**

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Photo of cjgator3
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garymuchow
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice coffee aroma and it doesn't seem from malt, but from coffee. Very dark brown, almost, but not quite black. Nice full tan head. Good looking.
The flavors take a bit to show, but all the pieces appear in time. Coffee, vanilla and cardamom. Nice blend. Full rich malt but not too sweet. Enjoyable coffee dryness on the finish.
Seems more ale like than lager but rich and full.
I like it.

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Photo of Muss42
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a shiny black color. Opaque to the eye. Thin tan head dissipates steadily leaving some spotty foam behind.

Smell has aromas of coffee, cinnamon and cardamom. Hint of a tang on the nose.

Taste has notes of coffee, cinnamon, cardamom. There is certainly a slight tang to the beer - I suspect its from the cardamom. The coffee is very pronounced - more reminiscent of turkish coffee rather than American coffee. Slight bitterness on the finish with some acidity - similar to a strong dark espresso.

Feel is full bodied and smooth. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall this is a really well done coffee porter. Wonderful use of cardamom - it really does go well with the flavor profile.

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Benish
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bob_roberts
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another fine Sixpoint Brew offering. Coffee and chocolate and vanilla and more: all combine to make this Porter more than pleasantly enjoyable and smooth to drink. Cannot wait to have another round. ABV 10.0%
note: Grant
note: rate again

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a twelve ounce can black under a 1/4" thick tan head which lingers long before fading to the rim and leaves spotty lace. Aroma is roasted coffee, vanilla, and spices of cardamom. Flavor follows the nose with an exquisite sweetness of vanilla wafers. Full body with moderate carbonation. Finishes semi-bitter and mildly chocolate with that sweet draw which calls you back for another sip. Solid with dat cardamom addition.

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5Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 382 ratings.
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